Historical Footprints

On Sunday, June 21, 2009, the first Summer Solstice Ceremony was held atop the Ceremonial Indian Mound in Florence, AL. It was probably the first in hundreds of years, since the American Southeastern Indians had lived in the area and before the long and horrible Trail of Tears….

New Directions: An Astrological Interpretation

I have been sitting with this word ‘passion’ for quite a while – gathering my thoughts about how to address the subject – perhaps procrastinating a bit as well – but for what it’s worth, these are my thoughts. Having been in the personal coaching profession for some…

Family Love

Every day when I wake up I see my family. I go to my favorite dog in the world, Henry. I sit with him for a little bit, hug him and say I love him. My brother hugs me when he is excited or when we accomplish something,…

Heavy and Full

Heavy are the days and full are the nights.   Full are the nights filled with foggy ghosts that whisper what used to be like uneven cobblestones on Mobile Street like guitar chords rambling down Court Street like pool balls cracking and records scratching all the way down…

Khandvi: Flavor Of India

“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” – Bishop T.D. Jakes Passion is the energy that keeps me going, that keeps me filled with meaning, and happiness, and excitement, and anticipation. Passion is a…

Occasions

A friend once told me, “Birthday is such a day that even if your dry cleaner or your newspaper man wishes you, you feel important!” Most of us are passionate about doing something nice for our family and friends on their Birthdays, anniversary and other important days. Bakeries…

Welcome to the first issue of Garden Spices “Now, Heal!”

Welcome to Garden Spices Magazine! The gate of Garden Spices (GS) opens to a vibrant array of living colors, shapes, life expectancies, and fragrances — diversity. Embracing diversity is what the world is commanding of us, as we make our way into an awareness of change. This awareness…

Bottomline Photos: Lumpini Park

They call it the ‘Green Lung,’ and Lumpini Park is fresh air and a reprieve from the concrete jungle of Bangkok.  Come any time of day to find many of Bangkok’s 8,280,925 residents enjoying the park.  They may be engaged in Tai Chi or any of the many activities…

On Healing

A bit of advice.   When you find yourself three years removed from a nightmare hospital room on the neurology wing where you watch helplessly as your professor wife with a long history of MS declines so precipitously during a flare-up of her disease that her hand curls…